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Articles by Ian Eppler (9)

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Taking Sides: Should Brown offer substance-free dorms?

February 8, 2013 2 comments

Fuerbacher ’14 and Eppler ’13 debate the merits of substance-free housing options.

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Eppler ’13: In defense of grade inflation

January 31, 2013 4 comments

There is reason to believe the trend is a byproduct of positive changes at America’s colleges and universities, and it should be celebrated as evidence that these positive changes have been successful.

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Eppler ’13: Suggestions for Swearer

December 5, 2012 2 comments

At a school with a reputation for attracting students interested in public service, shouldn’t the campus home of public service attract more than 10 percent of the undergraduate student body every year?

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Eppler ’13: Do you support Brown’s online learning venture? No

October 12, 2012 2 comments

The reality of MOOCs does not live up to the rhetoric.

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Eppler’s Rebuttal: Do you support Brown’s online learning venture?

October 12, 2012 2 comments

Like most defenders of Coursera and the MOOC model, Gabriella Corvese ’15 makes a false promise to the non-traditional students of the world.

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Eppler ’13: Why college isn’t irrelevant

September 23, 2012 2 comments

Given the benefits of the American university model – the production of knowledge that benefits all, millions lifted into the middle class, a prominent role in our culture and social structures – those who wish to drastically reshape it should face a high burden of proving both that the crisis of the university is real and that their reforms would resolve it.

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Eppler ’13: Rethinking social entrepreneurship

April 9, 2012 0 comments

  If “social entrepreneurship” does not differ from other forms of social change advocacy, why do we care about it?

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Eppler ’13: Chafee ’75 correct to oppose death penalty

February 29, 2012 0 comments

  The substantive argument behind Rhode Island’s decision — that the American death penalty is an abhorrent punishment that should be forbidden in all cases — should be uncontroversial.

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Eppler ’13: Reform Brown’s email privacy policy

October 26, 2011 0 comments

The University’s “Emergency Access to Accounts and Information” policy grants University administrators and law enforcement officers unfettered access to seemingly private information stored in student, faculty and staff email, calendar and document accounts, and does so with an alarming lack of transparency. Although public information on this privilege is limited […]